See who else will speak at tonight's event.
Monday, May 6, 2013
Sunday, May 5, 2013
Not only do JP residents not want a Walgreens, but they mentioned several West Roxbury restaurants when asked what they would like to see on their part of Centre Street.
Imagine this, hip Jamaica Plainers pining for West Roxbury's eclectic array of restaurants. But it's true. When asked whether they would like a new Walgreen's pharmacy on Jamaica Plain's Centre Street, many Jamaica Plain Patch commenters suggested several West Roxbury restaurants as their preferences for vacant storefronts. Patty wrote: "We do not need yet another pharmacy. A nice Italian restaurant sounds nice or Peruvian (Like Masona Grill)." Yogasong wrote: "...a nice sit-down Chinese restaurant along the lines of Mandarin Gourmet in West Rox or one of the more authentic Chinatown sit-downs." Mandarin Gourmet is actually in Chestnut Hill, but located on the West Roxbury Parkway. One of West Roxbury's favorite family restaurants also …
Did you go to the always photo-friendly Jamaica Plain festival on Saturday?
If you attended the annual Jamaica Plain Wake Up The Earth celebration you likely have a few stories to tell and a few hundred photos on your iPhone. If you have the latter, please upload your photos from the parades/vendor booths/festivities to this article.
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Friday, May 3, 2013
The annual parade sponsored by Spontaneous Celebrations will take over Jamaica Plain this Saturday.
It’s the time of year where the flowers bloom, the skies clear and people in costumes and on stilts take over Jamaica Plain. Spontaneous Celebrations, Jamaica Plain’s non-profit arts initiative, sponsors the Wake Up The Earth, which this year will culminate with the merging of three parades, with starting points on Centre Street, Egleston Square and Dudley Square in Roxbury. The parades will meet at Lamartine Street and become one large parade. Several vendors have been set up for the day’s events as well. Signs near Stony Brook T Station are urging people to meet there around noon. The events of the day begin around 10:30 a.m. The festival celebrates the grassroots movement that stopped a government plan to demolish parts of JP to make …
The Sustainable Business Network (SBN) of Massachusetts’ 2nd Annual Sustainability Leadership Summit is on Friday, May 10 at UMass Boston.
Thursday, May 2, 2013
Centre Street was closed in the early evening Wednesday as officials investigated.
Police, bomb squad and other officials inspected a suspicious package in Jamaica Plain Wednesday evening. According to several reports on Twitter, the suspicious package was near 703 Centre St. Police stopped traffic and roped off the area to the public.
Wednesday, May 1, 2013
The sandwich shop, not another public transit line.
The Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Council approved a preliminary measure last night to allow a Subway franchise to open at 315 Centre Street, the Jamaica Plain Plaza with Stop & Shop and Bank of America. Yesterday, Jamaica Plain Patch asked readers if they want Walgreens on Centre Street, but how to you feel about a Subway sandwich shop. Is this a sign that more major corporate entities (though Subway has a local franchisee) have their sights set on Jamaica Plain, or is it just a sandwich shop moving into the neighborhood. Leave your thoughts in the comments.
See how big a drop in crime Jamaica Plain experienced in 2013 over the same period in 2012.
Major crimes were down in Jamaica Plain during the first four months of 2013 as compared to 2012, according to recently released Boston Police figures. In the E-13 Jamaica Plain district, overall Part One crime – which includes incidents of homicide, rape (including attempted rape), robbery (including attempted robbery), aggravated assault, burglary (including attempted burglary), larceny (including attempted larceny) and motor vehicle theft (including attempted motor vehicle theft) – was down 29 percent during the period beginning Jan. 1, 2013 and ending April 22, 2013 compared to the same period in 2012. There were 310 incidences of Part One crime in JP over that span in 2013, compared to 435 in 2012. The highest number of incidents in …
Tuesday, April 30, 2013
Rumors have swirled that the 600 block of Centre Street could get a Walgreens, despite evidence to the contrary.
A reader on Facebook and a JP Neighborhood Council member have suggested a Walgreens may be on its way to the even side of Centre Street somewhere across from J.P. Licks. However, a Walgreens spokesman said there are no stores planned for that area, and one business in question – Stamatos Property Management - said they are renovating their location at 660 Centre St. They moved to 617 Centre St. about two years ago. If the rumors are true, does Centre Street need a Walgreens? If not, what sort of business do you want to see move in to the limited space at this section of Centre Street? Leave your opinion in the comments.